Random Curiosity

GReeeeN – Setsuna PV

So I was listening to the radio while working on the Spring Preview, and GReeeeN‘s 「刹那」 (Setsuna) came on. The song immediately stuck in my head, and so I went and looked up the PV for it since it’s a very recent song. To my surprise, the PV was actually really amusing. It’s one of those music videos that actually tells a story, and in this case, it takes on a tokusatsu/sentai flair with the redemption of a washed-up hero. It’s cheesy, but that’s what’s so fun about it, and I enjoyed it enough that I thought it was worth sharing, so here it is.

March 28, 2009 at 3:10 am
  • March 28, 2009 at 3:24 amBlaze

    I’m amused..

  • March 28, 2009 at 3:26 amShadow.Tx

    interesting pv…

  • March 28, 2009 at 3:42 amPfft

    Loved it.

  • March 28, 2009 at 4:13 amEleutheria

    Awww. Nice distraction from reading law :)

  • March 28, 2009 at 4:25 ammangaka-chan

    When I saw the word “Setsuna” and then the embedded video I thought, “Setsuna? As in Gundam 00′s Setsuna? He has a PV now? Whut? o_0″

  • March 28, 2009 at 4:25 amGunstray

    EPIC!!! Beats watchmen in my record=]

  • March 28, 2009 at 4:36 am7updnL

    damn i hope my wife does that for me!

  • March 28, 2009 at 4:37 amja-y-ce

    yup yup! greeeen power ranger!!! XD it’s a theme song for a jDorama called “Voice” =)

  • March 28, 2009 at 4:42 am7updnL

    inspire me, that is.

  • March 28, 2009 at 4:54 amConfusedGirl29

    Lol that just made my day^^

  • March 28, 2009 at 5:22 amPyoro

    ahhhh are they still making power rangers btw. ^^

  • March 28, 2009 at 5:28 ammb

    That’s hilarious and a little touching. The costumes and the overacting are great.

  • March 28, 2009 at 6:53 amEx

    Sounds a lot like ROBO’s theme from Chrono Trigger

  • March 28, 2009 at 7:19 amoutcast

    was that a samurai pizza cat finisher? :D

  • March 28, 2009 at 8:33 amCakeLuster

    I love greeeen, saw one of their videos on youtube and instantly got hooked. What radio station did you hear them on? Its almost definate that there arent any radio stations that do jpop in Britain. I dont suppose it’s online or if there is an alternative you might be able to suggest?

  • March 28, 2009 at 9:46 amLuna

    Many of GReeeeN’s PV and songs are nice and they often tell stories as PV material because their faces were never shown in public before. Thus they do not appear in their own PVs. You should take a look at Kiseki and Ayumi by GReeeeN too!

  • March 28, 2009 at 11:44 amlolcat

    Thanks for the find, enjoyed!

  • March 28, 2009 at 12:03 pmmorgana

    That was amazing…I loved it so much! I adore the mix of comedy and tragedy…Thank you for sharing, I’m really grateful. Go Go Power Rangers!!!

  • March 28, 2009 at 12:47 pmAvy

    haha, that’s cheer my day, so hilarious. the transformation was amusing. thanks for sharing it.

  • March 28, 2009 at 1:06 pmTukuya

    Loved it. Song is stuck in my head now.

  • March 28, 2009 at 2:25 pmYoshikee

    That was amazing! amusing but touching! I really liked that.

  • March 28, 2009 at 2:47 pm:)

    power rangers FTW

  • March 28, 2009 at 3:56 pmLuffy

    that was really good. loved it!

  • March 28, 2009 at 4:05 pmOmni

    CakeLuster: I was listening to FM802

  • March 28, 2009 at 4:21 pmHitsugi


  • March 28, 2009 at 4:42 pma


  • March 28, 2009 at 4:57 pmAsoch3

    That was amusing! xDDD Lol!

  • March 28, 2009 at 5:55 pmBROOKLYN otaku

    hahahah epic cheese!!! GREEEEEN CUTTER!!!!! CHOOOOP! hilarious!

  • March 28, 2009 at 5:58 pmHagiri

    Nice …

  • March 28, 2009 at 6:02 pmWingZerozxt

    EPIC GO GReeeeN use the GReeeeN POWER SWORD!!!!! lol the story of how power rangers end thier career! incidentally what the the word setsuna mean?

    BTW i also found the song sound compelling and pending a lyrical translation it will make it into my track list!

  • March 28, 2009 at 7:47 pmEdmund

    I also thought of Gundam 00 when I first read it. So…lulwut?

  • March 29, 2009 at 2:33 amcc

    good song

  • March 29, 2009 at 3:21 amja-y-ce

    @WingZerozxt : 刹那 【せつな】 (n-adv,n-t) moment; instant; juncture

  • March 29, 2009 at 7:14 amVictor

    Interesting PV. A cross over between Sentai and Rider.

  • March 29, 2009 at 11:42 amfelix180

    jajajaj muy bueno

  • March 29, 2009 at 12:46 pmGStrike-

    I just hope that’s his daughter and not his wife. I’m guessing the first one that died was his wife.

  • March 29, 2009 at 1:18 pmWingZerozxt

    TA Jayce

  • March 29, 2009 at 3:18 pmAyatokamina11

    This is a great song and video!

    I downloaded their latest album and love ‘em!

  • March 30, 2009 at 6:47 amAsh

    OMG! This is Black Heaven for Sentai

  • March 31, 2009 at 9:45 amjulygirl17

    That was funny. Dude was like a Power Ranger. “It’s morphin’ time!” LOL!^^

  • March 31, 2009 at 11:08 pmauntiebin

    lol… a hybrid of power rangers with mr incredible
    nice PV ;)

  • April 1, 2009 at 6:51 amaleex

    It wasent bad, but it wasent good either lol. And the music vid was just a rip of of the power rangers. i would rate it a 4/10.

  • April 20, 2009 at 8:39 amChan

    Am I the only one who found this strangely…Sad? I know it has a happy ending, and all, but it’s an oddly melancholic song- Maybe it’s because though he managed to save the world, he’s still an old man grappling with regrets, and his wife is still dead.